Legal expert: Letters can be evidence, so can Facebook • The Register

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/07/26/if_letters_can_be_evidence_so_can_facebook_posts_says_expert/

I look forward to the first test of this theory in court.

First – how do you prove that the suspect wrote whatever is on the page? (Facebook security is certainly not capable of proof that no-one else could have written it and, having handed over passwords, the forces of internal repression might themselves have edited the content to suit the prosecution) and Second, if the page wasn’t for public consumption, how do we prove that the content means anything relevant at all? (It could be a draft of “work in progress”; it could be a fantasy “what if” piece etc etc)

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About Harry Stottle
Refugee from the Stumbleupon Blogicide of October 2011 Here you will find my "kneejerk" responses to the world and what I happen to bump into. For my more detailed considerations and proposals, please visit my website or my previous main blogging site.

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